Ricardo is the chief executive of several African companies within the energy sector. He has 15 years’ experience in a variety of managerial and advisory roles from a diverse background of sectors including engineering, energy, agriculture, asset management, finance and government institutions.

Ricardo has more than nine years’ experience of working in Africa with business interests in Angola, Ghana and Cameroon. He has considerable experience on climate change programmes having previously been a consultant for the United Nations, with responsibility for implementing several environmental projects in Angola.

During his career, he has also worked as a director for Standard Bank, where he was responsible for climate change product strategy in Angola; CEO of Genius Ambiente, an energy project developer; and a board member of asset management company Fundbox.

His qualifications include an Executive Master in Business Management with Finance Specialisation from ISCTE – INDEG Business School (2009) and an Executive Master in Marketing from Instituto Português de Administração de Marketing, Lisbon (2008).